Jones Gap Trail, Rim of the Gap Trail,
John Sloan Trail, Pinnacle Pass Trail, and 6 & 20 Connector Trail

Picture of obstructed view from Rim of the Gap Trail

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Date Hiked: 7/27/96

Length: 7.0 miles

Type: backtrack

Difficulty: 4

Scenery: 2

Blaze: blue on Jones Gap Trail (#1), yellow on Rim of the Gap Trail (#6), pink on John Sloan Trail (#21), orange on Pinnacle Pass Trail (#20), purple on 6 & 20 Connector Trail (#22)

Main Features: partial views of Saluda River valley

Animals: crows, pileated woodpecker, blue jay, chipmunk

Location: Jones Gap State Park, South Carolina

Driving east on highway 11 from near Table Rock State Park, drive 4.0 miles past the merging of highways 11 and 276. Turn left on River Falls Road (beside F-Mart). Drive 5.7 miles to the Jones Gap State Park parking area at the end of the road. Park. (The parking lot is inside the gate, which closes at dusk.) It's about 0.25 miles from the parking lot to the trailhead.

Approximate Altitude Changes
Ascend 1,700 feet from car to high point at 2.6 miles

0.25 registration station at beginning of Jones Gap Trail (1)
(hikers are required to register)
0.3 turn left on Rim of the Gap Trail (6), blazed yellow
0.6 ignore Pinnacle Pass Trail (20) on left, blazed orange
1.0 partial views on right
2.1 ignore 6 & 20 Connector (22) on left, blazed purple
2.6 high point, 1,700 feet above car
2.9 turn left on John Sloan Trail (21), blazed pink
3.8 turn left on Pinnacle Pass Trail (20), blazed orange
4.6 turn left on 6 & 20 Connector (22), blazed purple
4.7 turn right on Rim of the Gap Trail (6), blazed yellow
6.6 turn right on Jones Gap Trail (1), blazed blue
7.0 car


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